- ISBN 9780500238226
- 22.30 x 20.30 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- With over 500 colour illustrations
- First published 2006
‘An impressive survey of digital and internet art … offers a way to grasp this elusive and fluid art form … an indispensable guide to digital art in the last decade, coming from a new, different perspective compared to previous titles on digital art’ – State of Art
Though they may call themselves scientists, activists or hackers rather than poets or performers, today’s electronic visionaries are redefining art for the Internet Age.
Art’s recent eruption in fields as diverse as artificial life, computer games and community activism reveals a seismic shift in the role it plays in society. No longer content to sit on a pedestal or auction block, these works infiltrate stock markets, sway court cases and invade networked bedrooms, reaching across the globe to expand the edge of art.
1 Code as Muse: new artistic possibilities opened up by
2 Deep Play: new narrative forms and ‘action’ aesthetics of
3 Autobotography: the rise of webcam-based
4 Designing Politics: seemingly ‘real’ websites, used to
subvert commercial and political enterprise
5 Reweaving Community: the emergence of an online
‘art world’ whose fugitive existence resists definition
6 Preserving Artificial Life: a new biology established via
human-engineered viruses and other digital ‘life-forms’
7 Redefining Art
Joline Blais teaches cyberliterature at the University of Maine, where she co-directs the new media programme with Jon Ippolito. Jon Ippolito is also Assistant Curator of Digital Arts at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
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At the Edge of Art website
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